The suspect allegedly stole the deputy’s gun and ran into the woods, Channel 2 reported.
A Georgia State Patrol helicopter spotted the man with the deputy’s gun and authorities said that’s when seven officers (six from Walton County Sheriff’s Office and one Social Circle Police officer) fired shots, killing him.
The suspect’s identity has not been released, and an investigation is ongoing.
In other news:
He will face Stacey Abrams in November.